“The Power of Now”—Eckhart Tolle

I was very impressed by Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now.”  The message is that most people are asleep in that they spend most of their time thinking about the past and/or the future, and that this both causes great suffering, and robs the present moment of it’s power.  This then results in failed relationships, things not getting done or getting done wrong, and perpetuation of the “drama” and “problems” of our lives.  Further, our Egoic mind needs these dramas and problems because our egoic mind has forged a “self” that is built around these problems, and we think those problems are our true self, so letting all the drama and problems go in the Now is something the egoic mind does NOT want to do.  If that were to happen, our “Self” would be lost.  But in order to be psychologically healthy (even enlightened), that’s exactly what we have to do…let go Now.


 Table of Contents:

  1. You Are Not Your Mind
  2. Consciousness The Way Out of Pain
  3. Moving Deeply into the Now
  4. Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now
  5. The State of Presence
  6. The Inner Body
  7. Portals into the Unmanifested
  8. Enlightened Relationships 
  9. Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There is Peace
  10. The Meaning of Surrender

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